*Producers of “Driving Miss Daisy” announced Monday that James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines will reprise their Broadway roles when the production moves to London this fall.
The play will begin performances at Wyndham’s Theatre from Sept. 26 through Dec. 17, with an opening night scheduled for Oct. 5, according to the Hollywood Reporter. David Esbjornson, who helmed the Broadway production, will again direct.
The play centers on a Jewish widow and her deepening friendship with her black chauffeur. The Broadway production was a virtual sell-out, was extended and earned back its investment.
Redgrave earned a Tony Award nomination in the role.
Meanwhile, Jones will play a former U.S. president in a revival of “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” on Broadway next spring.